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Tuesday, August 21, 2018


Eid celebrated across Leicester today

Muslims across Leicester have come together to celebrate Eid today, which marks the end of the holy pilgrimage of Hajj. Thousands of people gathered in Leicester's Victoria Park this morning to pray and celebrate Eid. The festival was supported by Leicester City Council, which flew flags from the Town Hall proclaiming 'Eid Mubarak' (Eid Blessings). Abu...

Plans to build a permanent Opera House in Leicestershire

Carphone Warehouse founder David Ross is planning to build the first permanent opera house in over a decade in Leicestershire. Mr Ross wants to transform the listed stables at his stately home into a 400-seat opera theatre. If approved, construction will start at the Nevill Holt Opera in late 2016. Mr Ross's goal is to replace the...

Thousands sign up to stop child abuse

More than 5,000 people in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland have backed a campaign to stop children being sexually abused and exploited. Among those who have given their support are the parents of Measham teenager Kayleigh Haywood who was groomed online over 13 days before being raped and murdered last year. The campaign is called CEASE,...

Leicester’s City Festival

The City Festival celebrates Leicester in the heart of the city. For ten fun–packed days, between Saturday 20 August to Monday 29 August, the city will be buzzing with activity for all the family as streets and venues are filled with entertainment, street arts, sports, culture, music, heritage and more. Now in...

Things to do this weekend: Leicester Mela

This weekend will see a mix of live music, dance, food and fashion at the Leicester Mela. Events will take place across various locations around the city centre. Leicester Market will be transformed into the UK’s biggest shopping bazaar featuring a giant Indian Food Court. The festival will host two live entertainment stages featuring everything from...

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